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recently, two billionaire-backed groups, one associated with the koch brothers, one with karl rove's network of mysterious givers, these two groups donated over 60% of grover norquist's budget. i mean, isn't that what's really going on with the system, that the lobbyists chiefly presenting a more -- preventing a more equitable tax system is beholden to the plutocrats? >> money plays way too big a part in our political system today. you know, from both sides. you know, there's way too much money coming into it -- that there's no control over it, that what you have -- well, let me tell you -- in my book, bill, i probably have the most extreme position on this than anybody, because what i have proposed in terms of political campaigns, that no money should come from any source other than from individual human beings. i would get rid of political action committee money, political party money, labor union money, corporate money. you know, i would go down to small amounts that are instantly reported, all transparent. i think we have to do that, because it is this money pouring in -- what
into existence and essentially go out of business the day after the election. but karl rove's operation is still out there running advertising. >> the time for politics has ended. we need bipartisan ideas we can all support. call president obama and tell him, "it's time to show us a balanced plan." because every day wasted is another $4 billion we're deeper in debt. and the heritage foundation, which once was a think tank of analysts writing papers has now morphed into another organization called heritage action, which raises tens of thousands of, i'm sorry, millions of dollars to run campaign commercials and do that sort of political action, which reinforces the problem of money is so, vast amounts of money are sloshing around in the system. and the members of congress are almost like, you know, flotsam floating on a sea of money. they're just bouncing around. >> so, what do you both think the public needs to know about this economic debate going on right now? cut through all of that. >> that what they're being told is necessary and good for them is, in most cases, 180 degrees opposite of what
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